Exhibition on “Understanding, Friendship, and Peace – Daisaku Ikeda and China”

Exhibition Period 10th Oct – 30th Nov 2014
Location Soka University Liberal Arts Building A Tower 1F Special Exhibition Hall (Free Admission)
Organizer Tokyo China Cultural Center, Soka University
Support Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Japan
The exhibition on “Understanding, Friendship, and Peace – Ikeda Daisaku and China” was held, introducing Founder Daisaku Ikeda’s path paved for Sino-Japanese diplomatic relations. The opening ceremony was held on October 9, attended by about 140 students, faculty staff members, and guests, including the Minister-Counselor from the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, Mr. Bai Gang.

The Minister-Counselor from the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, Mr. Bai Gang said “It is of great meaning and significance that Soka University is holding this exhibition on a grand scale to celebrate Mr. Daisaku Ikeda’s 40th anniversary in China. Furthermore, young students who are studying and learning about China-Japan’s history will serve of great importance to the development and friendship of Japan and China in the future. Even though the Ambassador of Japan was absent today due to public affairs, he told the young staff members at the Chinese Embassy to study the history of Dr. Daisaku Ikeda’s exchange with China deeply and participate today. If the Ambassador was in attendance today, he would be extremely elated to see photos and items displayed at the exhibition that remind him of his youthful days.”

“It is a great pleasure today to hold the Exhibition at Soka University on a grand scale under the bright skies in autumn. A Chinese proverb that Premier Zhou En Lai quoted, “When you drink water, remember the people who made a well and where the source of water came from”. Similarly, it is extremely important to learn about the history of Daisaku Ikeda’s exchange for Sino-Japanese diplomatic relations, and Tokyo China Cultural Center has held this exhibition at several locations – Tokyo, Kanazawa, Yokohama, Kochi, etc. This exhibition has been visited by many young people, but I am praying that this exhibition at Soka University will be the most magnificent one.” said the head of Tokyo China Cultural Center, Mr. Shi Jun.